[thanks again for all of your sweet words of support, by the way]
i had been leaning on my Jesus for lots of love and lots of strength, and i was ready to put His promise that's gotten me through so much in these past few years in a place that i wouldn't soon forget it.
plus it just so happened to be the payday when i would have more than $20 to my name after paying all of my bills.
so, i got my tattoo!
it's french for "unfailing love".
Psalm 130:7 says "O Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with Him is unfailing love".
as much as i know my parents love me, and ben loves me, and i am loved and supported by so many people, there's only one person that i know will always love me, no matter what.
people screw up. feelings change. friendships come and go.
but God's love, alone, is infallible.
so i wanted that reminder to always be there when i looked down at my arm.
and the french is because that's always been my language.
as much as i love the English language, i've felt at home with the French words that cross my tongue.
it's a reminder of my summer abroad, and also that the world is bigger than it seems.
there's more to life than my immediate problems, in this immediate area.
plus, it's pretty :)
so, there it is.
my new tattoo.
my new love.